Expert panel discusses Japan's reopening of borders for all states

A panel of health experts discussed Friday the Japanese government’s plan to reopen borders for mid- to long-term residents regardless of country and region from Oct. 1 in a major easing of entry restrictions imposed to tackle the novel coronavirus pandemic.The government wants to allow foreigners to enter the country mainly for stays of three months or longer, including students who are not on government grants, sports officials and medical staff but excluding tourists, according to officials.The plan roughly coincides with the start of the fall semester at Japanese universities and comes ahe…

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